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11/11/2008

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Timber Duty Plan Roiling Europeans

While the fallout from Russia's conflict with Georgia and troubled financial times are likely to dominate the agenda at an EU-Russia summit opening Friday in Nice, some participants are likely to be interested in a more prosaic topic -- timber.

Poor Preparation Blamed for Deaths on Sub

Combined Reports
Naval officials say civilian victims may not have known how to use emergency equipment.

EU to Restart Talks Despite Concerns

Reuters
Only Lithuania refuses to give its blessing to the resumption of negotiations on a wide-ranging partnership agreement.

Medvedev Rallies Cops on Police Day

As police officers nationwide celebrated their annual holiday on Monday, Police Day, President Dmitry Medvedev called on them to battle corruption and protect the rights of citizens.

Sintez Sues Firm Over TGK-2 Buy

Reuters
Energy firm Sintez Group said Monday that it was suing German utility RWE for $1.41 billion for breaking its agreement to jointly buy electricity generator TGK-2.

Mitvol Takes Resources Service to Court

Oleg Mitvol cast himself back into the headlines Monday with an announcement that he had sued his employer, the government's environmental watchdog, to demand that it test him and his three co-deputy heads to determine who would be forced to leave the body.

A Stage Filled With Clowns, But Not A Circus

It's the story of a family of six, struggling to make ends meet. They say not a word as they go about their daily business but still express joy and unhappiness in their interactions and at times even break into mysterious, halting dances. Oh -- and they're all clowns.

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